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Grainstorm Black Rye IPA - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Grainstorm Black Rye IPAGrainstorm Black Rye IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

643 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 643
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 37
Gots: 62 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: acelin on 12-06-2012

Just when you thought it was safe to come out of the root cellar, along comes Grainstorm, a big, wet wallop to the senses. In the glass, dark and turbulent clouds gather. A high-pressure system of pungent hops collides with a stationary front of barley, wheat, and rye. The forecast: a veritable monsoon of flavor, with surges of roasty malt, microbursts of hops, and a chance of golfball-sized hail. The extended outlook calls for unseasonably pleasant enjoyment.

65 IBU
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fabulous beer? mmmm the penultimate fab beer. Whatever; pretty friggin good brew. In most of my scores it was just a hair under the next up rating. Anyway, poured at a great temperature with giant, foamy, frothy, medium tan head that never settles and a bit'o lace. Aroma is slightly gamey, hops, dark roast malt, weed, dry forest, mustiness. Appearance is a very dark but clear cherry garnet with a few bubble trails. Flavor's a slightly sweet acid at the very first and quickly followed by bitter and the resin & citrus flavors . Roast is also predominate and include dark ripe fruit. Finish is like flavor, tapers slow, and is fairly drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch #2012-2. Best by Aug 2013. 750 into big tulip

Huge pop on the cork. Pours with a huge, fat, rocky, tan head. Body is just as it should be - deep, opaque, and dark-brown to black. Tons of sticky lacing.

Aromas are a little light. Primed by dark malt which yields to unsweetened baking chocolate. Little touch of sweet spice. As it warmed, I picked up plenty of urinal cake (strange, but true). The hops come through in the finish with some bubble gum and faint sweet pine.

Soft on the palate. Really clean. Great, great balance between the hops and malts. Leads with bitterness, as it should, but pretty nice balance overall. Grapefruit. Semi-sweet chocolate. Cinnamon. Syrup. Some orange peel bitterness. Minor effervescence in the mouthfeel. Finishes good and dry.

Overall, not the top 3 in my Black Ales to date, but smooth and easy drinking relative to some bruisers.

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Grainstorm Black Rye IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 643 ratings.